Scarborough & District Mencap

Scarborough & District Mencap

At a glance


  • Learning disabilities / difficulties

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The objectives of our local Mencap organization are:

  1. The relief of people with a learning disability in particular by the provision of help and support for them and for their families, dependents and carers, and to prevent learning disabilities for the public benefit and to advance religion amongst persons with a learning disability: and
  2. To provide or to assist in the provision of facilities for the recreation or other leisure time occupation for people who have need thereof by reason of learning disability with the object of improving their conditions of life.

“learning disability” means any developmental disability of the mind and any associated condition howsoever caused and whether mild, moderate or severe.

Scarborough and District Mencap is an established local Charity which is affiliated to National Mencap and provides services for local people with a Learning Disability.   The organization was founded in 1953 by parents and continues to provide services during the day, evenings, week- ends and holidays for people with a learning disability at the Centre Brookleigh and increasingly supports people to access facilities and activities in the local community.  The organization continually strives to improve services and facilities at the Centre, Brookleigh and has recently improved activity facilities with an outside space for recreation and gardening, new sound and light equipment in the main hall and a recently updated sensory space for people with profound and multiple disabilities which will also function as a quiet and calming space and therapy room for people with ASD.


We offer the following activities and services for local people with a learning disability and/or complex needs or ASD, and their parent/carers:

  • Respite care for children via play activities held after school, at weekends and school holidays
  • Explorers, a service for young people aged 16-24 years, supporting children/their families during the transition from Children’s to Adult Services
  • Discoverers – Monday-Friday day service activities for younger adults   
  • Daycare – Monday-Friday day service activities and care for older adults
  • Flexible care and support in people’s own homes or the community to help them to live more independently
  • Teatime service providing a two-course meal and supervised activities as a bridge between day services and evening activities so that parents/carers have longer respite and service users can remain more independent
  • Evening activities such as Gateway Club, a Drama Group and Discos that provide social opportunities for adult service users to meet up with friends
  • Advice and support for parents/carers, such as a weekly parents’ group, regular coffee mornings/enjoyable fundraising events, and signposting to other services and organisations, including advocacy groups.

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